Temple Run is a very addictive iPhone game in which you need to stack burgers to order in order to make money. It is the third game with Halfbrick Studios’s Barry Steakfries and the second distance arcade game after Monster Dash. It also has power-ups and unlockable content that can be bought with coins earned in the game, or you can purchase currency with microtransactions. One of the few criticisms we have of Temple Run Free is that you're left waiting too long for the level to load again when you retry. It is an addictive game of skill in which you take control of a penguin with a spring in his step and lead him on a quest over the Antarctic. It is a change from the first game which only featured one room. Overall though, it is an enjoyable and highly addictive game for wannabe rustlers of all ages. It is an officially licensed Star Wars-themed game, which sees the famous birds meet characters from the movies, including Dath Vader, C3PO and R2D2. Essentially, it combines an old game with current game trends to make a new, but familiar, game. You can challenge your friends playing Temple Run to beat your high score, though seasoned players will have an advantage if they purchase more power ups.
Reviewed by Tim Sievers:
You can choose to move Angry Birds by swiping the screen, by using the on-screen joystick, or by tilting the phone. It sends the pig-hating birds on a series of new adventures. It is the best-looking game of the series so far, with out-of-this-world physics, lots of fun new birds with different super powers, and wonderful space scenes. It is an amazing game to see in motion and the experience is great. The style of it works well on smaller screens, but to fully appreciate the design and fun, Angry Birds should be played on the iPad. It is one of those games that feels to rewarding to play. The 'Endless Nightfall' infinite mode of it is a great way to keep you coming back for more high scores. It is yet another running game, but adds an interesting style to recognizable gameplay. It can be frustratingly difficult at times, but this software is nevertheless an addictive and fun game to play.
Reviewed by Andy Rathbone:
The gameplay in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is more challenging and thought-provoking than rail games like Rage and Infinity Blade. It is a good looking combat game that's easy to play. In this sense, it plays a lot more like Time Crisis than it does its console forefather. It is a portable sandbox action adventure set in the violent, corrupt and fictional Liberty City. However, a lot of effort has clearly been put into making Grand Theft Auto: Vice City's controls as comfortable as popular, and with a little practice they feel fine. It is important to gauge what is most important as players work through the game. It is a simple hack-and-slash game that only requires one thing: cut the heads of zombies. It is a great family friendly platformer. It also includes in-app purchases for the higher power weapons for the inpatient. Controlling your character in it is done via an on-screen joypad and action buttons for sprinting, attacking and shooting.
Reviewed by Mitch Tulloch:
Guitar Hero and Pou are two of the most innovative console games of the last ten years. It is kind of an iPhone version of Nintendogs, allowing you to adopt a pup then take care of it and watch it grow. The presentation of this software is excellent, and we love the way the game screen varies depending on the artist. As it is though, it is a highly realistic simulation of an actual fish pond. It looks and sounds great, and it's fun to play. The presentation of it is excellent. This said, it is easily one of the most fun to play iPhone games of this year, and sets new standards in mobile/console crossovers. It is a world building game designed using 8-bit pixels.
Reviewed by Tim Sievers:
Music plays a big part of Walking Dead: The Game and the huge number of songs differ depending on the radio station you are listening to. It has a real sense of fun. This makes it a tad repetitive, but in our opinion because the fighting action is so captivating, this may not be a bad thing. It is another well made FPS from Gameloft, improving on it predecessor, with plenty of content between the campaign and multi-player modes. Talking of driving, it has a decent range of vehicles to choose from. Sound it’s audio also borrows from its console sibling. It is a great action shooter game, and the connection to Mass Effect 3 is even better. Ite is a point and click adventure that's light-hearted and funny. It is one of the best handheld games of this generation.
Reviewed by Colleen Beale:
Real Football 2013 uses accelerometer-based controls to deliver an engaging baseball experience. In terms of its presentation, it is excellent, with slick 3D graphics, smooth animations and voice commentary (although the announcer does get a bit repetitive). In it, games play out like in old management games. There are three different game modes in it, allowing you to play an exhibition match, a full season, or take part in the playoffs. There are four game modes in it, including exhibition, season mode, playoffs and multiplayer over Bluetooth. Personally, I find both it and the FIFA 10 game much harder to control than other iPhone soccer games, such as X2 Football, for example. Once started, you'll find this software to be very authentic in terms of the puck physics, and the gorgeous 'clinking' sound effects as the puck hits the edges of the table. Graphically, it certainly looks the part. It is a 3D baseball sim for iPhone that proves great fun to play. It's unusual to find an original soccer game, but this software manager to be just that and also really addictive and great fun.
Reviewed by Colleen Beale: